Curriculum

Ivan VISCONTI Curriculum

I am a full professor of computer science at the Computer and Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics Department of the University of Salerno. My research focuses on advanced cryptographic notions and tools for data protection and their applications to Blockchain Technology.

I'm the coordinator of the initiative CifrisChain that studies cryptographic issues in blockchains and cryptocurrencies as part of the work done by the association of cryptographers DeCifris.

I'm an academic partner of the Center for Secure Distributed Ledgers and Contracts.

I'm a member of the academic advisory board of International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications.

I'm the scientific coordinator for University of Salerno of the H2020 European project "PRIViLEDGE" (Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Distributed Ledgers), that focuses on Blockchain technology.

I got my Laurea (M.Sc. equivalent) cum laude in Computer Science in 1998 (first in my class) and my PhD in Computer Science in 2003 from Università di Salerno. Then I have been a temporary researcher at the University of Salerno and post-doctoral researcher (for one year) in Paris, at the Département d'Informatique of the École Normale Supérieure. In 2002, I have been visiting researcher (for several months) at the IBM Research Laboratory, Zurich. In 2006, I attended (for three weeks) the long-term program Securing Cyberspace: Applications and Foundations of Cryptography and Computer Security at IPAM, Los Angeles. From 2009 to 2016 I have been often visiting researcher at the Center for Information and Computation Security, Los Angeles (USA). In November 2008 and in June 2012 I have visited (two weeks in total) Microsoft Research, Redmond. From February 2008 to August 2010 I have visited the Chair for System Security, Bochum (for about five weeks in total).

Since 2019 I'm Senior Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS). In 2020 I received a Certificate of Merit "for outstanding editorial board service for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security".

Results of my research have been published in the most important worldwide conferences on theoretical computer science (STOC (1), FOCS (2)) and cryptography (CRYPTO 11), EUROCRYPT (6), TCC (14)). In 2018 I served as program committee member of FOCS, TCC, Eurocrypt. I've been several times program committee member of IACR conferences and of ICALP 2015 (track A). See csrankings.org to have an idea about the importance of some conferences in computer science. According to the IACR ranking on publications in top conferences in cryptography (CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, TCC) starting from 2004 (years of my 1st publication counted in this ranking), I rank in the top 10 in Europe. From 2012, according to the same IACR ranking I rank in the top 5 in Europe. Many of my published papers refer to the important cryptographic tools for Blockchain Technolgy and its applications.